More, Hannah (F)

b. 2 February 1745. d. 7 September 1833. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, playwright, essayist, philanthropist, and abolitionist. Born in Fishponds, Bristol. Educated at home, learning Latin and mathematics from her father, then attended a French school in Bristol and the boarding school run by her sisters. She also learned Italian and Spanish from visiting tutors. Began teaching at the boarding school after she completing her own education. Author of several plays that were performed in London and Bath. Co-founded schools for poor children (that included adult evening classes) with her sisters in Cheddar, and Shipham, Somerset. Author of *Essays on Various Subjects, Principally Designed for Young Ladies* (1777) and *Cheap Repository Tracts (1795-1798). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
A Kind and Gentle Temper 1836-04-16 The Penny Magazine Poet 3150
Humble and Unnoticed Virtue 1840-03-21 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 4382